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Biology of Aging and its Modulation

Aging of Organisms

Editors: Osiewacz, Heinz (Ed.)

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Biological aging as the time-depending general decline of biological systems associated with a progressively increasing mortality risk is a general phenomenom of great significance. The underlying processes are very complex and depending on genetic and environment factors. These factors encode or affect a network of interconnected cellular pathways. In no system this network has been deciphered in greater detail. However, the strategy of studying various biological systems has let to the identification of pathways and specific modules and makes it obvious that aging is the result of different overlapping mechanisms and pathways. Some of these appear to be conserved ("public") among species, others are specific or "private" and only of significance in one or a few organisms. This volume in the series on "Biology of aging and its modulation" specifically focuses on organismic aging. The book covers research on organisms from lower to higher complexity representing examples from very diverse taxa like photosynthetic plants, fungi, sponges, nematodes, flies, birds and mammals. Such a broad treatise of this complex topic provides a comprehensive "flavor" about the current issues dealt with in this rapidly growing scientific discipline.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Yeast Longevity and Aging

    Jazwinski, S. Michal

    Pages 1-30

  • Aging and Longevity in the Filamentous Fungus Podospora anserina

    Osiewacz, Heinz D.

    Pages 31-53

  • Genetic, Metabolic and Environmental Factors Associated with Aging in Plants

    Krupinska, Karin (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Aging in Sponges

    Schröder, Heinz C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

  • Aging and Environmental Conditions in Insects

    Collatz, Klaus-Günter

    Pages 99-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aging of Organisms
Editors
  • Heinz Osiewacz
Series Title
Biology of Aging and its Modulation
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0671-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0671-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1406-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6332-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 276
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